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Date:   Wed, 13 May 2020 15:09:59 -0700
From:   Doug Berger <>
To:     Andrew Lunn <>,
        Russell King - ARM Linux admin <>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/4] net: ethernet: validate pause autoneg

On 5/13/2020 6:49 AM, Andrew Lunn wrote:
>> So, I think consistency of implementation is more important than fixing
>> this; the current behaviour has been established for many years now.
> Hi Russell, Doug
> With netlink ethtool we have the possibility of adding a new API to
> control this. And we can leave the IOCTL API alone, and the current
> ethtool commands. We can add a new command to ethtool which uses the new API.
> Question is, do we want to do this? Would we be introducing yet more
> confusion, rather than making the situation better?
> 	Andrew
I think it is likely to introduce more confusion.

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